HPS - Our Values
At Honiton Primary School we are passionate about the Values that our school champions; all children have the right to be safe, the right to learn and the right to learn without disruption. The difference that a values-driven school makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community. Through our Cornerstones & RSHE Question-Based Curriculum (under the umbrella of our Growth Guides) we ensure that all our children leave us ready to be responsible young members of society who are...
Happier and Healthier..
By promoting the values of respect, dignity and non-discrimination, children’s self-esteem and wellbeing is boosted and they are less likely to suffer from stress and thus achieve more. A child who understands the importance of shared values and their own personal responsibilities understands how they and others should be treated and, consequently, their sense of self-worth is strengthened.
Able to assess risk and stay safe…
The notion of values gives children a powerful language to use to express themselves and to challenge the way they are treated. They are also able to challenge injustices for other children. At HPS, children and young people are empowered to access information that enables them to make informed decisions about their learning, health and wellbeing. This includes relationships and online safety.
Able to develop and sustain healthy relationships…
In a school that respects values children are treated as equals by their fellow pupils and by the adults in the school. Children are encouraged to use their voice on some of the decisions that affect them through the Student Council. Relationships, between all adults and children within the school are positive, based on mutual respect and the value of everyone’s opinion.
Able to be responsible citizens who can function living in the wider world...
This builds their confidence to make informed decisions. They have a moral framework, based on equality and respect for all that lasts a lifetime, as they grow into engaged, responsible members of society. Children and adults develop an ethos and language of values, responsibility and respect around the school and local community. At every opportunity, our children are involved in raising awareness about social justice issues, both at home and abroad. They become ambassadors for our shared values and take part in campaigns and activities to help to bring about change to make the lives of others better.
UNICEF - Mental Health activities for the family
Newsletter [9/10/20] - Black, Asian and Minority Ethic Book List - A comprehensive list of books that can be ordered from any online supplier
Newsletter [23/10/20] Check out the example below of the EYFS Growth Guide Poster. There are also posters for KS1 and KS2! Keep an eye out for the posters in your classrooms and all around school. Can you take a photo of yourself carrying out one of your learning behaviours or social skills?!
HPS HALL OF FAME! [An area dedicated to celebrating everything that makes us respectful and responsible members of the local community and wider world]
Wow Year 2, I am one very proud teacher! This week I have received two lovely emails from some very proud families. This week two member of Goblins class have been bettering their environment by litter picking.
''On all our walks he is horrified by the amount of litter around often muttering about ‘how people should care more about our world, how they are polluting it and don’t they know it affects them too’. We had to have a chat to about how really he should have gloves due to germs, especially at the moment. On Father’s Day we were in a car park about to walk the coast path when he tears off a page of newspaper from the car and walks across the car park to go and pick up the empty bottles people have left! After a full sweep of the car park we were finally allowed to go on our walk!''
''We have also been landscaping our garden and he has been helping and deciding what can be recycled and what needs to go in the skip. We also discussed what happens to the rubble etc that goes in the skip.''
It is lovely to see the next generation taking up the baton and showing the world how it's done! You should both be SO proud of yourself!
Miss Emery! :)
Lily Roth (Y5) reading the books she purchased from the BAME reading list. Be like Lily!
This young lady learnt to sew so that she could make a cushion to help her Grandfather be more comfortable.
Values-A guide for parents
Values Poster for the fridge!
Learn about Parliament (KS1)
Learn about Parliament (KS2)
The Democracy Board Game - great fun for all the family!
Can you design and create a respect poster using these frames?
What would you do?
Right or wrong? (KS1)
What do you know about respect?
Campaign to Protect Rural England - Art activities and online stories to help children appreciate the local countryside.
KS1 Knowledge Organiser - The Environment: including the effects of climate change, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels and renewable energy sources.
What is Climate Change?
Plastic Pollution - The Facts
Plastics and the Environment
Fairtrade - What is it and why is it important?
De-forestisation - What is it and why is it important?
VE Day - Friday 8th May 2020
Friday the 8th May is the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) Were it not for fighting the outbreak of Covid - 19, many people would be marking the anniversary with school assemblies, history and citizenship lessons. Instead, gatherings cannot take place and we find ourselves setting work from home. Citizenship clearly plays an important role in this Annniversary, with its focus on teaching about values, equalities, rights, and community action. Below you will find some activities that will help you learn about this special day. Remember to send us any work that you complete so we can showcase it on the school website! (email address can be found on your child's year group page)
VE Day Activity Hub  - A Powerpoint designed for KS1 children.
Mental Health Week 2020:
The week beginning, 18-5-2020, is Schools Mental Health Week across the UK. Have a go at the 'Kindness-Calendar' activity in the link below.